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Red Bull Mini Drome–recap

Competitive urban riders like the adrenaline rush and are familiar with pushing their limits on a bicycle. Some have become quite skilled in open traffic either as messengers racing in alleycats or exploring the possibilities on a fixed gear in the world of freestyle. Last Saturday things got real interesting. These riders had to [...]

It’s not how big your Velodrome is. Red Bull Mini Drome comes to Brooklyn.

It’s often been said…”Dare to dream big,” especially in a city like NYC, home to the Rockefellers and Robert Moses industrialist types. The land of towering monstrosities like the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building and sky scrappers that distinguish the most recognizable skyline in the world. Big Dreams like putting in a basketball stadium [...]

Brooklyn, home to rich people’s dreams, as long as it’s not a Velodrome….a what?

New York’s first ever indoor cycling velodrome is not happening, at least not at its proposed location in the newly developed Brooklyn Bridge Park. Rich cycling enthusiast, Joshua P. Rechnitz is pulling out his $50 million donation (the largest in NYC park history) and looking elsewhere in NYC or New Jersey for someone who [...]

Velodrome coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Not sure what’s happening with the Velodrome proposed in the Bronx but it looks like an indoor cycling track is becoming a reality in Brooklyn. Hey at least the Nets won’t be the only sport around with a new facility.

New York Times:

Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Gift to Build Field [...]

Velodrome in the Bronx?

ABC News story on proposals for the Kingsbridge Armory including a new Velodrome.

City reopens proposals for Kingsbridge Armory site Friday, January 27, 2012

NEW YORK (WABC) — Military use of the Bronx Kingsbridge Armory ended in 1996, and since then, it has sat vacant.

A plan to convert it to a retail [...]

Velo City and Escape from New York 2

This weekend, July 2nd, is the annual Velo City tour in NYC, a multi-city velodrome series where participating track racers compete for tickets to the Cycle Messenger World Championships. (held this year in Warsaw, Poland)

You have to be a working courier to win tickets, but it’s an excellent time to watch some [...]

Kingsbridge Armory, Bronx-used for bikes?

The massive Kingsbridge Armory, located in the Bronx is known to the film industry as a giant space for staging such epic sci-fi films as, “I am Legend,” or as I remember it a massive Macy’s commercial:

Now there is talk of revitalizing this space to be used for BMX and a possible [...]

Want a velodrome in Greenpoint Brooklyn?

Saw this on Affinity Cycles blog: Tomorrow is the big day! The city has set the voting date for the selected project finalists to decide who will receive the 6 million dollars of funding which the Newtown Creek Water treatment plant has to pay out for damages its caused to the Greenpoint area. The [...]

Can this be true…a velodrome in Greenpoint

Check out this article in the Greenpoint Gazette:

A Velodrome for Greenpoint? Nov 27, 2010 by McCarton Ackerman

North Brooklyn has become synonymous with bike riding in recent years, but a new plan for a velodrome in Greenpoint would bring the cycling craze to a whole other level.

Utilizing a $7 million design [...]

Detroit-Thunderdome!

Alan from Home grown cycle in Detroit rock city sent me an email about an up coming event.

THUNDERDOME!

we’re throwing a road bike/mountain/moped/scooter racing event at Detroit’s abandoned Dorais Velodrome.

We’re calling it The Thunderdrome. The event is scheduled for October 16th, 2010. Doors open at 8:00AM

The [...]